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THE DEM has issued an RFP for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield remediation.

DEM issues RFP for $750K in brownfield grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued a request for proposals for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment...

DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500, DEM announced June 11.The parcel abuts the...
THE DEM has purchased 43 acres of land in the Tomaquag Brook-Pawcatuck River watershed - which include stone walls built in the late 1800s - for permanent preservation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500 using funding from the state Open Space...
WOONSOCKET has been selected to receive $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards Woonsocket $300K for site assessments and preparation

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will receive $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields assessment funding and assistance, the EPA announced Wednesday.The funds will...
THE DEM ANNOUNCED $95,949 IN Local Agriculture & Seafood Act grants for 12 local agriculture and food businesses.

12 local agriculture, food operations receive $96K in grants

PROVIDENCE – A total of $95,949 has been awarded to 12 local agriculture and food businesses from the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grant...

R.I. beach passes for sale online for the first time

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced its “Beach More, Wait Less” campaign, in which beachgoers can buy season passes online or...
THE DORIS DUKE Charitable Foundation granted Rhode Island $650,000 for urban forestry projects.

R.I. receives $650K grant for urban forestry projects

WOONSOCKET – Rhode Island received a $650,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, working with American Forests, a longstanding conservation organization, to increase...
A $1.8 MILLION fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

$1.8M fishing pier to be built at Rocky Point

WARWICK – A new $1.8 million wooden fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has released a 2019 budget proposal that includes raising fees at state beaches and camping sites. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM proposes to raise fees to fund budget increase

PROVIDENCE – The proposed price hikes for state beaches and camping fees was released Wednesday by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, coinciding with...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced an initiative to preserve Rhode Island's state parks and beaches through an increase in investment and an effort to modernize the state properties to accommodate and cater to visitor's expectations and needs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo seeks to modernize, increase investment in state parks, beaches

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced an initiative to modernize and increase investment into the state’s parks and beaches Monday.The governor cited a...
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